Silkies dying randamly

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by flcoykendall, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. flcoykendall

    flcoykendall New Egg

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    Hi
    I have had 5 total silkies die in the last 10 days. Their is nothing apparently wrong with them. They are heavy so not eating is out, no sneezing, weezing, mucous or coughing, it has been relatively warm(above 50 degrees) they are completely in tact nothing bitten or bleeding. Anyone have any ideas what this might be?
    Thanks
    Caroline
     
  2. Slongest

    Slongest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Runny poop? or dried stuck to their butts?
     
  3. flcoykendall

    flcoykendall New Egg

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    No runny poo or poop stuck to butt. They appear very healthy.
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Hi Caroline, welcome to BYC. If you live in the states, there are many that do free necropsies on backyard flocks.
     
  5. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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  6. flcoykendall

    flcoykendall New Egg

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    I have other chickens, geese, ducks but none of them are affected. It has not affected egg production either. I use the same feed for all my chickens which is organic and soy free. (I get it from countryacres organic. I have lost 4 juvenal hens (6-8 months old) and 1 mature rooster 2 years old. I have hatched them all myself. They have a 10x10 run with a huge henhouse in it for the silkies. I let them out frequently when I am out watching them because of hawks. I don't use any pesticides and my fence is a double fence so they can even reach through to the neighbors yard. I will find out about the necropsy. Thanks for all of your input!
     
  7. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    That's a tough one. Especially when all your birds are hatched by you. I think the necropsy is your answer.
     
  8. Gargoyle

    Gargoyle Overrun With Chickens

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    Good suggestion. With the drought this year, there is a possibility of moldy/rotten feed.
     

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